Shopping From Japan

Archival Camp Ensemble

Here’s my idea of the perfect summer camp ensemble. All the items are made for women but could easily be sourced in a gent’s version: Clockwise from top: Eastland Yarmouth Camp Moc, Tradlands Vacationland Shirt, Tourjours Linen Chambray Shorts, Freeman Rain Jacket. Add a few Archival accessories for the perfect camp kit  –  Cotton Bucket …

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Shopping From the Past

Archival Round Up – Rugged Ladies

Here’s a quick round up of some of my favorite photographs featuring women in classic, heritage garb.  I always turn to these images as consolation when I’m on the hunt for a new outfit.  While the vintage snaps are filled with ladies sporting khaki trousers, neck ties, plaid shirts and sporty blazers, the same items …

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Shopping From The Present

Archival Review – Tradlands Shirting

Finding heritage shirting for women is a battle. While gents can freely source classic, made in USA shirts in beautiful chambrays, ginghams and linens, women are limited to a tiny list of brands and stockists. In the past, I purchased my heritage shirting from Nepenthes in NYC or Taylor Stitch in SF. Now, we’re starting …

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Shopping From the Past

From the archives – Freshman Dinks

From the Florida Memory Archives, here is a great snap of two FSU Freshman wearing their Freshman beanies.  In the 1930s and 40s, college Freshman were often required to wear beanies or “dinks”  during their first term on campus.  After WWII, the tradition largely died out although you can still find archival images of Freshman …

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Archival Coveralls

Via Archival pal and Unsung Sewing Patterns blogger, Andrea Cesari, here is an original pattern for sewing your own WW II era coverall.  Andrea notes that the fabric recommendations for this garment are Archival favorites: corduroy, denim or duck.   See Andrea’s post for more details on the coverall pattern and historical photographs documenting its use.  

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